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Alyssa & Chuck said…

13244753_10209440428226954_7193077292746969133_nFrom the first meet­ing we had with Susan, we knew she would do a won­der­ful job with our cer­e­mony. She asked many ques­tions to allow her to really under­stand our love and our story and it truly showed. My hus­band and I are dif­fer­ent reli­gions and we wanted to include some tra­di­tions from both, but we wanted the theme of our cer­e­mony to be love, and she did just that. She worked closely with us to make sure every detail was per­fect and was extremely flex­i­ble when I had some last minute changes to be made. Whenever I had a ques­tion or sug­ges­tion, she was always quick to respond and always pro­fes­sional. This process can be extremely stress­ful at times, yet I felt cer­tain the cer­e­mony would be won­der­ful. We have lost loved ones in our fam­ily that should have been with us on our wed­ding day, and Susan did an absolutely lovely job hon­or­ing their mem­ory, just as we had asked. Throughout my recep­tion, at least 15 guests told us it was the best cer­e­mony they had ever been to! I can­not say enough won­der­ful things about my expe­ri­ence with Susan! She truly made our day per­fect.

Kiersten & Blake said…

kiersten-blake-kissSusan was absolutely amaz­ing! She really cap­tured the love of our rela­tion­ship within the cer­e­mony. She gra­ciously took the time to get to know my hus­band and I before writ­ing the most beau­ti­ful cer­e­mony for our wed­ding day. We highly rec­om­mend Susan!

Julie & Ben said…

IMG_7733Susan was FANTASTIC. Susan is an incred­i­bly open-minded, thought­ful, recep­tive and cre­ative offi­ciant. She helped my hus­band and I cre­ate a unique expe­ri­ence and spe­cial cer­e­mony that was sim­ply per­fect for us. But before this beau­ti­ful expe­ri­ence, Susan worked hard to get to know us, both as indi­vid­u­als and as a cou­ple. This wasn’t just a “job” for her, this was a spe­cial, cre­ative expe­ri­ence that clearly would be mean­ing­ful to ALL of us. Her heart was truly in the right place. She really wanted to under­stand us and what was impor­tant to us so that she could make some­thing impor­tant and beau­ti­ful for us! She wanted to cre­ate an expe­ri­ence that was per­fectly tai­lored to us, to our desires and to our needs. She lis­tened care­fully, con­tributed valu­ably and worked dili­gently to cre­ate a most mem­o­rable expe­ri­ence and wed­ding day for us. Susan was incred­i­bly effec­tive in lead­ing and help­ing us to cre­ate a lovely bal­ance between our spir­i­tual desires and reli­gious needs; and as a result, she came up with the best com­bi­na­tion and plan of all of our ideas for the wed­ding. She wel­comed us into her home and also, more impor­tantly, into her heart. I can’t rec­om­mend her enough. She gave us the expe­ri­ence of a life­time and will do the same for you!

Arielle & Zach said…

ArielleMy hus­band and I con­tacted Susan in a bit of a panic, with only a week before our wed­ding. She was extremely respon­sive, lovely to work with, and really took the time to get to know us, our rela­tion­ship, and our desires for the cer­e­mony. She gave us guid­ance in craft­ing our vows to one another, and cre­ated a beau­ti­ful cer­e­mony that touched on all the ele­ments that we asked for — it was sim­ple, mean­ing­ful, and very much cap­tured the sig­nif­i­cance of this step in our lives. It felt like she under­stood us and our rela­tion­ship, despite hav­ing only talk­ing with us for an hour or two before­hand. We are so happy that we found Susan!

We are so thrilled to have you as our offi­ciant, which is even more evi­dent after read­ing the script! There will def­i­nitely need to be tis­sues on hand as it was hard enough read­ing through it with­out get­ting teary eyed… I can’t imag­ine how we will be the day of! It’s truly beau­ti­ful — thank you!

Michelle & Andy said…

Michelle Abboud 3We loved Susan the minute we met her. She is very warm and sin­cere in her inter­est in get­ting to know us. She guided our first inter­view with won­der­ful insight­ful ques­tions. The answers we pro­vided were incor­po­rated into our cer­e­mony giv­ing it a VERY per­sonal touch! She pro­vided plenty of guid­ance as we wrote our vows. She was very pro­fes­sional and extremely respon­sive in a very timely man­ner. Our fam­i­lies and friends were very moved and impressed with our cer­e­mony. We loved her and am so glad she was a part of our spe­cial day!

Grace & Kai said…

use-on-home-page-2Susan was our offi­ciant for our wed­ding at the Gramercy Park Hotel. We met with her a few months before the wed­ding to talk about how we met and to learn more about our rela­tion­ship. She used this infor­ma­tion and beau­ti­fully incor­po­rated it into our wed­ding cer­e­mony. She was extremely atten­tive and respon­sive. She was very respect­ful of all of our ideas and open to any sug­ges­tions which was great. We felt she under­stood the tone and style of the cer­e­mony we hoped to have and on the wed­ding day every­thing went smoothly. We are grate­ful for her efforts and would highly rec­om­mend her to cou­ples look­ing to get mar­ried. Thank you Susan!

Lisa & Shauna said …

Susan was the icing on the cake for our wed­ding day! She stepped in for us in a pinch and we couldn’t have been hap­pier with how she got to the root of our rela­tion­ship and under­stood our love. Incredible! Do not look any fur­ther than Susan! She will not dis­ap­point!

Alison & Nitin said …

me and couple in ceremonyI think our wed­ding touched many people’s hearts and was truly every­thing we wanted it to be. We are so happy with every­thing that you did to help us before­hand and how you brought it all together. You made our ideal idea of a cer­e­mony into a real­ity and it was per­fect. Thank you.

Victoria & Dan said…

Victoria andDan wedding Hudson Hotel copyWords can­not express how grate­ful we are that you were there to marry us on Saturday. All night, every­one kept remark­ing how won­der­ful, unique, and heart­felt the cer­e­mony was. We both hope our paths cross as well. You are an amaz­ing per­son- thank you for all your help.

Kim-Marie & Colin said…

Kim Marie nd ColinWhere do I begin to say thank you for all you did to help make our wed­ding day so spe­cial. It was so nice to see you get just as excited as we were with all the pos­si­bil­i­ties that the cer­e­mony could be. You helped us com­bine rit­u­als and rites from many areas to cre­ate a unique cel­e­bra­tion reflec­tive of our com­mit­ment to each other. You were a com­pas­sion­ate, nur­tur­ing guide not only for us, but also to our fam­ily and friends.

Deondra & Brad said.…

Deondra and BradI couldn’t have asked for a bet­ter Ceremony and a lot of it was because of Susan. She did an amaz­ing job get­ting to know us and bring­ing every­one together to feel the love in the room. I am not very reli­gious but my hus­bands fam­ily is Jewish so we wanted to respect them by includ­ing some of there beliefs with­out going over­board. She did an amaz­ing job guid­ing us through plan­ning the cer­e­mony help­ing us put together the per­fect wed­ding! Most wed­dings you go to peo­ple don’t really recall the cer­e­mony but our guests couldn’t stop talk­ing about how amaz­ing she was and how beau­ti­ful she made the cer­e­mony. She has an elo­quent way of bring­ing 2 fam­i­lies together and I couldn’t be hap­pier with how it came out!And one more…

And One More.…

IMG_6362Susan was a plea­sure to work with! She was extremely help­ful in mak­ing the pro­ces­sional and cer­e­mony run smoothly on wed­ding day. She arrived early and was inter­ac­tive and friendly with our fam­ily and bridal party. We did not have a wed­ding plan­ner and I felt like she auto­mat­i­cally filled that role for any­thing cer­e­mony related. She def­i­nitely knows what she is doing. She also helped cre­ate a very per­sonal cer­e­mony for us. We did make a lot of edits to the first draft of cer­e­mony so that it had a more casual vibe that we were going for, but she was very respon­sive to our feed­back. We had so many com­pli­ments on how thought­ful and per­sonal the cer­e­mony was. I am very happy we chose Susan and would rec­om­mend her!

WHAT PARENTS SAY ABOUT SUSAN TURCHIN WEDDING OFFICIANT

From the brides mom. Hi Susan! This is Darlene, Dianne Decker (LYONS) Mom. What an awe­some cer­e­mony you gave us. I was so proud of Dianne’s words toward us and just the over­all calm and cool­ness for the entire cer­e­mony. The way that you began that evening was just amaz­ing, with a beau­ti­ful cer­e­mony that I will cher­ish for­ever. I asked Dianne for a copy of it to put in my mem­ory book. I am truly just so Thankful for they way You “ran that show” Just won­der­ful. I loved it and just couldn’t be more proud of both Dianne and Rob. I con­sider myself very lucky to have her and now him in her life. You can see how truly happy they are together. As a par­ent, I couldn’t be more at peace to know they have true love and safety within each other. Thank you again…you were so awe­some! You did a won­der­ful job prepar­ing that cer­e­mony to include their thoughts and com­ments and love. It was so beau­ti­ful. I will never for­get it.

The groom’s mom said… The per­son selected to do this very impor­tant and sacred cer­e­mony was impor­tant to me. My son and I had had a few con­ver­sa­tions about this. But I wanted to tell you that I thought you did a won­der­ful job! IN the “offi­cial” aspect of it – you were great – but you did more that just ‘offi­cial”. You ( with ease) pro­jected a sense ( a feel­ing ) that you knew these two. You cap­tured a “per­sonal” to it all and this meant a great dal to me. Thank you for being able to bridge the unfa­mil­iar so eas­ily. You re friendly, easy going and a plea­sure to know. Thank you for mar­ry­ing out two beloved chil­dren. I will trea­sure the feel­ing you made me fell all the days of my life. God bless you.

A Nervous Jewish Mother said...I could not imag­ine how a cer­e­mony could be crafted to marry our inter­faith chil­dren. Now I know. I was so amazed how you skill­fully and respect­fully brought our two faiths together into a seam­less, mean­ing­ful and touch­ing cer­e­mony that both fam­i­lies loved. I can­not thank you enough.

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